Transport policy

VDIK positions on the 2017 federal elections

The ten major positions:

  • Ensuring affordable individual mobility by removing infrastructure bottlenecks, speeding up approvals, and more effectively earmarking revenues from road traffic
  • Creating technical and legal framework conditions for the gradual introduction of automated driving, taking into account social acceptance and data protection and following this first steps consequently
  • Being open towards and using conventional engines, as well as all forms of alternative drive technologies in order to achieve climate policy goals in 2030 and 2050; no banning of certain drive technologies
  • Implementation of the Paris Accord climate protection targets. Taking into account the technical and economic realities and experiences with the new WLTP in setting future CO2 limits for passenger cars. No CO2 limits for heavy commercial vehicles but informing vehicle users about their vehicles' fuel consumption as determined through testing
  • Incentives for the replacement of old cars and trucks with new, more eco-friendly and safe vehicles (Initiative for Clean Air) instead of traffic restrictions
  • Using a measured approach in the introduction of RDE and field surveillance measures; eliminating unnecessary exhaust emission tests that cause motorists higher costs
  • Promoting electric mobility through purchase incentives and clear user benefits even after the environmental bonus runs out, as well as through a government procurement initiative for electric vehicles in the public sector
  • Swift development of a nationwide infrastructure for fueling fuel cell vehicles, and expansion of the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles with non-discriminating technology that is viable for the future, e.g. better charging performance, multi-chargers for quick charging, simple payment systems ("roaming"), and remote capabilities for maximum customer benefits
  • Promoting natural gasoline, as well through improvement the CNG and LNG infrastucture
  • Speedy implementation of the planned program promoting energy-efficient commercial vehicles